1962 j-200 Thriftside Father & Son 4.0 AW4 D300 Project

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Re: 1962 j-200 Thriftside Father & Son 4.0 AW4 D300 Project

Post by 66stepside » Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:22 am

jaber wrote:
tedlovesjeeps71 wrote:And isn't it a little early for bang sticks in the rack for a truck with no doors? Image

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No doors makes it easier.... :evil:

Hahaha, how have you been?

We're prepping the doors for paint on the interior side of them . He want to just clear coat over the metal above the door panels. I'm in favor of painting at least that part Spruce Tip Green because the interior has been repainted back to factory specs. Either way, it's a chore.
1966 J3000, 401, T-18, D300
1962 Jeep J-200, 4.0, AW4, D300 Father/Son Project
1954 Willy’s Truck, 258, T-15, D20, other mods.
1967 Quadcab Thriftside, 5.3, 4L60-E, NP261XHD
1968 M715, 396, sm465, np205, Chevy 70 rear, 60 front
1971 Jeespter Commando: Stock
1960 FC170 SRW: Stock

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Re: 1962 j-200 Thriftside Father & Son 4.0 AW4 D300 Project

Post by jaber » Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:43 am

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Hahaha, how have you been?
Busier then I want to be. I'm not getting near as much done on mine as I wish.
Your son's truck is looking awesome. Keep up the good work guys. :-bd
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Re: 1962 j-200 Thriftside Father & Son 4.0 AW4 D300 Project

Post by 66stepside » Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:41 am

jaber wrote:
66stepside wrote:
Hahaha, how have you been?
Busier then I want to be. I'm not getting near as much done on mine as I wish.
Your son's truck is looking awesome. Keep up the good work guys. :-bd
Glad all is well. I feel like we're treading water here, too.

Slow and steady wins the race- thanks!
1966 J3000, 401, T-18, D300
1962 Jeep J-200, 4.0, AW4, D300 Father/Son Project
1954 Willy’s Truck, 258, T-15, D20, other mods.
1967 Quadcab Thriftside, 5.3, 4L60-E, NP261XHD
1968 M715, 396, sm465, np205, Chevy 70 rear, 60 front
1971 Jeespter Commando: Stock
1960 FC170 SRW: Stock

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Post by 66stepside » Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:11 am

The final piece was removed from the original cab in preparation for it's sale, or dismantling- whichever comes first.

The venerated Smokey the Bear sticker from the passenger's side door jam.

All this time I thought it was just a decoration for this former Forestry Dept. Supervisor's vehicle- but I was wrong.

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It was to hide an upside down yellow E. WTH?
1966 J3000, 401, T-18, D300
1962 Jeep J-200, 4.0, AW4, D300 Father/Son Project
1954 Willy’s Truck, 258, T-15, D20, other mods.
1967 Quadcab Thriftside, 5.3, 4L60-E, NP261XHD
1968 M715, 396, sm465, np205, Chevy 70 rear, 60 front
1971 Jeespter Commando: Stock
1960 FC170 SRW: Stock

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1962 j-200 Thriftside Father & Son 4.0 AW4 D300 Project

Post by 66stepside » Sat Sep 09, 2017 5:46 pm

The Retro Classic stereo went in today.

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Fairly straight forward installation: four speaker set up, or use their adaptor to run two speakers. We opted for 4.

One pretty cool thing was using the factory Jeep radio faceplate.

We set up the Aux. feature to allow the use of an electronic device- cell phone, iPod, etc. to run the music you want.

It sounds pretty good. Looks good, too.

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1966 J3000, 401, T-18, D300
1962 Jeep J-200, 4.0, AW4, D300 Father/Son Project
1954 Willy’s Truck, 258, T-15, D20, other mods.
1967 Quadcab Thriftside, 5.3, 4L60-E, NP261XHD
1968 M715, 396, sm465, np205, Chevy 70 rear, 60 front
1971 Jeespter Commando: Stock
1960 FC170 SRW: Stock

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Re: 1962 j-200 Thriftside Father & Son 4.0 AW4 D300 Project

Post by 66stepside » Sun Sep 24, 2017 6:02 pm

The recover headliner went in today, the steering arm is done and installed, sun visors are in, and 62 is now working on seat belts. Rear brakes have been plumbed- I still need to plumb the front.

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1966 J3000, 401, T-18, D300
1962 Jeep J-200, 4.0, AW4, D300 Father/Son Project
1954 Willy’s Truck, 258, T-15, D20, other mods.
1967 Quadcab Thriftside, 5.3, 4L60-E, NP261XHD
1968 M715, 396, sm465, np205, Chevy 70 rear, 60 front
1971 Jeespter Commando: Stock
1960 FC170 SRW: Stock

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1962 j-200 Thriftside Father & Son 4.0 AW4 D300 Project

Post by 66stepside » Sun Oct 22, 2017 12:49 pm

Passenger’s side door is in:

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We installed it the same way I installed the doors of the Panel Delivery- 62 hung a bracket from the ceiling’s joists and slung a tie down strap to ratchet it into place. The only difference now (with a cement floor) To fine tune the gaps, we used a wheeled stool with pneumatic up n down lever. You can kinda see the stool in the lower left corner of the pic.
1966 J3000, 401, T-18, D300
1962 Jeep J-200, 4.0, AW4, D300 Father/Son Project
1954 Willy’s Truck, 258, T-15, D20, other mods.
1967 Quadcab Thriftside, 5.3, 4L60-E, NP261XHD
1968 M715, 396, sm465, np205, Chevy 70 rear, 60 front
1971 Jeespter Commando: Stock
1960 FC170 SRW: Stock


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Re: 1962 j-200 Thriftside Father & Son 4.0 AW4 D300 Project

Post by twisted frame » Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:31 pm

66stepside wrote:The recover headliner went in today,

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I'm really digging that headliner. I'd like mine to look like that! Did you recover, paint, or otherwise re-use the original one or did you fabricate that from new materials? My 73 still has that 3-piece headliner design with the front and rear narrow pieces held up by those fasteners with the funny prongs - except my cardboard pieces are warped and wavy.
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1962 j-200 Thriftside Father & Son 4.0 AW4 D300 Project

Post by 66stepside » Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:26 am

Thanks! I took a spare headliner from a mid to late 70’s era Wagoneer and cut out the section needed for the truck based upon the original we then recovered it with black headliner fabric after coating it with spray adhesive.

We reused the front and back panels- but also recovered them, too. All in all, we were happy with the results.

When it comes to redoing the wagoneer’s headliner, I am going to replicate the same process, but reinforce the wavy parts with fiberglassed metal to stop the sag.

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NOS vinyl floor is in- so is the bench seat.

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Next up mounting the gas pedal to the floor. It’s already attached to the accel. cable and functional.
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1966 J3000, 401, T-18, D300
1962 Jeep J-200, 4.0, AW4, D300 Father/Son Project
1954 Willy’s Truck, 258, T-15, D20, other mods.
1967 Quadcab Thriftside, 5.3, 4L60-E, NP261XHD
1968 M715, 396, sm465, np205, Chevy 70 rear, 60 front
1971 Jeespter Commando: Stock
1960 FC170 SRW: Stock

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Post by 66stepside » Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:43 pm

The brakes are finally done and dialed in. It was too late to test drive her tonight, so that’ll happen sometime in the near future. We drove it inside the shop forwards and backwards to ensure she would stop.

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Accelerator pedal is now a top priority so we can drive her for real. Of course I still need to at least wire up exterior lights to be legal.

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1966 J3000, 401, T-18, D300
1962 Jeep J-200, 4.0, AW4, D300 Father/Son Project
1954 Willy’s Truck, 258, T-15, D20, other mods.
1967 Quadcab Thriftside, 5.3, 4L60-E, NP261XHD
1968 M715, 396, sm465, np205, Chevy 70 rear, 60 front
1971 Jeespter Commando: Stock
1960 FC170 SRW: Stock

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Re: 1962 j-200 Thriftside Father & Son 4.0 AW4 D300 Project

Post by Kaiserman » Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:22 am

Looking good. Where did you find the NOS floor mat?

BTW, the pie pans are on sideways!
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Post by tedlovesjeeps71 » Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:45 am

You're really not helping me with my desire for a J-TRUCK.


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Post by 66stepside » Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:04 pm

Kaiserman wrote:Looking good. Where did you find the NOS floor mat?

BTW, the pie pans are on sideways!
One of the members was selling the vinyl, so I scooped it up.

Yeah, the plates might get fixed one of these days, hahaha.
1966 J3000, 401, T-18, D300
1962 Jeep J-200, 4.0, AW4, D300 Father/Son Project
1954 Willy’s Truck, 258, T-15, D20, other mods.
1967 Quadcab Thriftside, 5.3, 4L60-E, NP261XHD
1968 M715, 396, sm465, np205, Chevy 70 rear, 60 front
1971 Jeespter Commando: Stock
1960 FC170 SRW: Stock

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1962 j-200 Thriftside Father & Son 4.0 AW4 D300 Project

Post by 66stepside » Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:08 pm

tedlovesjeeps71 wrote:You're really not helping me with my desire for a J-TRUCK.Image


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Haha, thanks!. My son and I sure are enjoying it.

Here’s a video:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=u8GpUVFTx8o
1966 J3000, 401, T-18, D300
1962 Jeep J-200, 4.0, AW4, D300 Father/Son Project
1954 Willy’s Truck, 258, T-15, D20, other mods.
1967 Quadcab Thriftside, 5.3, 4L60-E, NP261XHD
1968 M715, 396, sm465, np205, Chevy 70 rear, 60 front
1971 Jeespter Commando: Stock
1960 FC170 SRW: Stock

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Post by 66stepside » Fri Nov 24, 2017 9:08 pm

We have headlights, hi and lo beam, turn, tail, and parking lights. Oh, yeah, and the license plate light on the rear bumper.
1966 J3000, 401, T-18, D300
1962 Jeep J-200, 4.0, AW4, D300 Father/Son Project
1954 Willy’s Truck, 258, T-15, D20, other mods.
1967 Quadcab Thriftside, 5.3, 4L60-E, NP261XHD
1968 M715, 396, sm465, np205, Chevy 70 rear, 60 front
1971 Jeespter Commando: Stock
1960 FC170 SRW: Stock

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Post by 66stepside » Sat Nov 25, 2017 2:51 pm

Thanks for the turn signal housing Bob- It came today and it’ll work perfectly!

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1966 J3000, 401, T-18, D300
1962 Jeep J-200, 4.0, AW4, D300 Father/Son Project
1954 Willy’s Truck, 258, T-15, D20, other mods.
1967 Quadcab Thriftside, 5.3, 4L60-E, NP261XHD
1968 M715, 396, sm465, np205, Chevy 70 rear, 60 front
1971 Jeespter Commando: Stock
1960 FC170 SRW: Stock

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Post by az chip » Sat Nov 25, 2017 6:55 pm

I like that video of it driving! Great job by the team!
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Post by 66stepside » Sun Nov 26, 2017 9:21 am

az chip wrote:I like that video of it driving! Great job by the team!
Haha, thanks! He’s super excited; I’m just relieved.

My deadline for the last 16 things on the list is December 5th. That’s my neck surgery date. So having the lights, signals, and related, is a major relief.
1966 J3000, 401, T-18, D300
1962 Jeep J-200, 4.0, AW4, D300 Father/Son Project
1954 Willy’s Truck, 258, T-15, D20, other mods.
1967 Quadcab Thriftside, 5.3, 4L60-E, NP261XHD
1968 M715, 396, sm465, np205, Chevy 70 rear, 60 front
1971 Jeespter Commando: Stock
1960 FC170 SRW: Stock

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Post by az chip » Sun Nov 26, 2017 3:12 pm

You got it driving. That is huge. Good luck with the surgery.


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Post by rstep » Sun Nov 26, 2017 4:44 pm

Glad to help.
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